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My StoryBook Lady is dedicated to helping you and your family discover, preserve and celebrate your family stories and heritage. Here you will find helpful posts about digital scrapbooking and digital storybooking that will save you time and money.

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Contact me at Betty@MyStoryBookLady.com or 404-729-0388 to set up your appointment.

Friday, October 29, 2010

"Holiday Hits" Early Publishing Discounts Available November 1st!

During November you can double your discounts by taking advantage of two great specials! The first you already know about–the “Gotta Try It!” publishing points packages. This is simply the best way to get started in Heritage Makers. Save 40% when you buy packages of 25, 70, or 150 points combined with a 3-month Premier account.

Now “Holiday Hits” provides a second way to save! Each week during November we are featuring a different group of Heritage Makers products. If you complete and publish these items within the specified weeks, you will get an additional 10% discount at checkout. In other words, the points required for each item will be reduced by 10% when they go to publish. What a great way to stretch your dollars during the holiday season! Here’s an example: The regular price for a 16 x 20 wrapped canvas is $89.95, but if you publish during the second week of November (7th-13th) you will only be charged $80.95.

To help you plan for the holidays, we have created a special “Gift Publishing Planner.” It lists each product included in the promotion and indicates the time period during which the project should be published to receive the 10% discount. It also has a weekly planner/gift list with blank lines so you can fill in names, specific gift ideas, and the number of points required for each item. Total the points for all of the items on your list. If you need more points, consider purchasing one of the “Gotta Try It” options (if you need Premier), or a regular points package (if you already have Premier). You can download the Gift Publishing Planner here.

Holiday Hits will be officially announced November 1st. A special home page ad will link to further details on the early publishing specials and several helpful resources. For example, there will be links to specific project suggestions in the template gallery. Furthermore, Lynda Angelastro has recorded special 15-20 minute video demos for each week offering gift ideas, tips and tricks, and more! This is the best time of the year to be a Heritage Maker. Don’t miss this opportunity to create holiday gifts that will be cherished by everyone on your list!

Note: The current “Card Crazy” special is creating a lot of excitement. Guess what’s on the list for an early publishing discount during the first week of Holiday Hits – that’s right – greeting cards! Buy cards now and get a double discount (or increase the discount they already received) by publishing your cards early!

Questions? Need help? Call me! 404.729.0388
Betty Miller
Your Personal Publishing Coach

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Get Card Crazy!

Stay ahead of your holiday to-do list! Lock in on this card special and I'll help you design your cards when you get your fall photos! Do you own a small business that sends out holiday cards to your clients? Let me help you create a beautiful card that they will remember!

Hurry! Offer expires October 31st, 2010 so call or email me to let me know how many cards you need ~ Betty

Faves of the Week

Just published a few items that I had to share! They are just too adorable! These projects can all be found in the Template Gallery. I just simply picked the ones I liked and edited with my own touches. Each project took less than 5 minutes to complete.

And the BEST part? I got all of these projects for free just for being a Consultant! All I paid for was shipping.

12x12 Scrap Page. I will cut these out for 6x6 tiles, adhere to the tile & sell at my booth :)

12x12 Scrap Page

12x12 Scrap Page

Halloween 20x8 Gallery Wrapped Canvas

Halloween Match Book Covers - 12x12 Scrap Page

12x12 Post Bound Album for my son's school work =)
Template designed by Joyce Williams
Template ID: 39864

12x12 Post Bound Album (back cover) for my son's school work

12x12 Scrap Page for more 6x6 tiles to sell at my booth

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What Can You Make With Premier?

With Free Premier Weekend now officially under way, you may be wondering what you can make? May we suggest a few fabulous ideas. Take a look at some quick and simple greeting cards, canvas prints, planners, and more. In fact, all you have to do with these templates is swap your own photos and you’re ready to publish!

Happy Halloween
designed by: Barbara Frig
5×7 Greeting Card: Landscape
Template ID: 42380
No customization needed with this one. Simply select and publish!
Witching You a Spooktacular Halloween
designed by: Sandra Dovre
20×8 Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Template ID: 42083
2011 Nature Calendar
designed by: Jill Means
11×8.5 Calendar
Template ID: 42331
Holly Branch Holiday Card
designed by: Jill Means
5×7 Invitation: Landscape
Template ID: 41492
Get the entire canvas print set and decorate your home all four seasons.
Season Series—Winter
designed by: Jill Means
16×20 Canvas
Template ID: 41484
Scouts Honor
designed by: Darcie Toom
12×12 Post-Bound Album
Template ID: 42544
Share a Moment of Sweetness
designed by: Michelle Wolfley
12×12 Scrapbook Page
Template ID: 41823
Beauti-FALL Girl 2-Page Set
designed by: Heidi Jackson
12×12 Scrapbook Page
Template ID: 42607
Rigby Family Planner
designed by: Tanja Rigby
Square Flip Book
Template ID: 42717
Pet Tribute
designed by: Margaret Barrett
20×20 Canvas
Template ID: 42714
Simply Beautiful
designed by: Tanja Rigby
18×18 Wrapped Canvas Deep
Template ID: 42719
Don’t forget, Free Premier Weekend lasts until Sunday! Simply log into Studio to join us! Don’t have a Studio account? No problem! Get a free Studio account here.

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Friday, October 15, 2010

Special Premier Offer

This weekend only!

During Free Premier Weekend, you can get a special price on Premier when ordered online. Get a year’s worth of Premier for only $99.95 or 3 months of Premier for only $29.95. That’s less than $9/month!
Remember, Premier gives:
  • Complete access to nearly 50,000 pieces of digital art.
  • Creativity with thousands of templates.
  • Unlimited photo storage.
  • And so much more!
If you are enjoying Premier this weekend, you can enjoy it all year long…and be sure to take advantage of this special pricing.
Simply upgrade your account in Studio to get the special pricing.

Call me 404.729.0388 if you have any questions! ~ Betty

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!

We want to wish all of our Canadian friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! After you’ve had your fill of turkey and reminisced with family and friends, take some time to record your Thanksgiving memories with a Heritage Makers project. Here are a few we recommend for this special day.

8×8 Canvas Template ID #: 35359
24×18 landscape poster Template ID #: 20449

8×5x11 scrap page Template ID #: 3226

from blog.heritagemakers.com

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Free Premier Weekend

We’re so excited to announce our first Free Premier Weekend! That’s right, from October 14 - 17, you can get full access to a Heritage Makers Premier account, absolutely free. This is a no-risk opportunity for you to try designing storybooks, canvas prints, greeting cards, playing cards, photo books, and more with over 47,000 pieces of digital art and thousands of pre-designed templates.

Imagine having free reign on a scrapbook store. That’s what it’s like when you use Heritage Makers Premier account. Unlimited creativity and fun is waiting for you! Join us!

Here’s a sampling of some of the art you’ll find in Premier:
To participate in FREE Premier Weekend, simply log into Studio and click on the “unlock Premier” button. This button will be available from 7:00 p.m. October 14 until noon October 18 MDT.*

If you don’t already have a Studio account, get a free account here.

*Note: All projects created using Premier art during Free Premier Weekend must be published by Monday, October 18th at 12:00 noon MDT. After that time users will not be able to edit projects without a Premier account. Once the completed project has been published, it can be ordered at any time.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Christmas Publishing Deadlines Announced

The HM Christmas publishing deadlines have been announced. Check them out and call me to order your publishing points so you can get your projects and gifts DONE before "Santa" gets here!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October Art

Great news! We've just released the October art! You're going to love what we've got for you this month at MyStoryBookLady.com.

Today you'll find 18 brand new collections! In fact, with the addition of these new collections, there are 712 active art collections and over 47,000 pieces of digital art in Studio! View the art catalog here.

We're extremely excited to introduce you to the new art in October. Take a look at four of our favorites.

A Spooktacular Evening: This collection was purchased specifically with the little "spooks" at your house in mind. You can capture all of your Halloween memories!

Elements of Nature: This lovely collection from the talented Jill Means can be changed to match your color scheme.

Scouts Honor Elements: A bright and cheerful collection to help you document the activities of the boy scouts in your life.

Harvest Moon: "Hoo, Hoo"...if Owls are your thing, this fun collection is a must!

from the Heritage Makers business blog.

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